Infrastructure and Basic Services
Hotter summers and changing precipitation patterns have the potential to impact local infrastructure and basic services in a number of ways. Stress to the energy grid and emergency services may both result extended heat waves. Increased overall precipitation and heavy precipitation events will make flash flooding events more likely, with potential impacts to public safety, emergency services, buildings, roads and other infrastructure. Please weigh in with your ideas for policies and programs that could improve the resilience of our critical infrastructure as well as systems that deliver basic services to Blacksburg residents in a changing climate.